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ohio and the president is still doing well there. mr. romney went into this debate not wanting to win, and he didn't. but he wanted to reassure people he wasn't going back to the george w. bush ollis policies. no more iraqs. and he wanted to assure women he was not a war monger. >> uh-huh. >> talking about a peaceful planet and gender quality in the middle east. it is astounding how he has shifted his policies. in fairness he has two sets of advisers. reasonable people working for him and some who would like to reenact the bush years. i think he hears from beth the realists and that additionallists won out certainly in this debate. >> i notes you characterized him as mr. romney. the president did that also during the debate. >> governor romney. >> are you trying to deny him his honor , which trails him after leaving office. >> i was just helping him out. >> what are you saying? >> i thought obama was lucky romney didn't feel in a position to hit president obama on his weaknesses. i thought president obama went into libya without congressional authority. that was illegal. president oba
or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, bob, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. all of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's going to be all about turnout. this race is an absolute dead heat from everything that we have that we can measure it by. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. bob will have the latest on the campaign and the aftermath of the storm this sunday on "face the nation." they're battling for every woman's vote in ohio. we have n
, vice president joe biden and the challenger mitt romney were stumping down in florida. mr. biden was hammering the republican ticket for what he said is not giving straight answers. >> everything depends. it depends on the audience you are talking to. >> in tampa, romney avoided directly attacking the president, but offered subtle remarks. >> i have a plan and i plan to make it happen. >> and according to a new survey out of cbs, president obama leads governor romney by just one point. >> well tonight police on the hunt for a man suspected of launching a series of pipe bomb attacks. 25-year-old lawrence allen stewart iii targeted his ex- girlfriend and two law enforcement officers. the first attacked happened yesterday in fredericksberg. the deputy hadn't been there for over a year. this was over a domestic violence case over his girlfriend. >> i don't care what his record is and i don't think anybody in this room cares what his record is. three acts in the last two days are of the utmost seriousness to my agency and to the law enforcement community. >> nobody was hurt in any of
to melt away. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last
and that help is needed now. >> now both men head back out on the campaign trail. a poll shows mr. obama leading. romney 50% to 45%. in september that same poll found the race was tied. and new jersey's governor is usually one of the president's biggest critics and this morning he's facing criticism from other republicans. on wednesday we saw christie join the president on i had helicopter as they toured the storm-ravaged shore. listen to what he said about it last night? >> i do pinch myself every day. when i got on marine one i'm pinches myself. believe me. sandy and chris christie's son on hungarian one i never thought would happen in my life. so, you know? >> i got a chuckle out of listening to chris christie saying that. he's working hard important the residents of the state of new jersey and said he had to pinch himself after being on marine one. he has been praising the president's response to the disaster. and last night he said, he defended himself and said this is the right time to put politic ace side. >> interesting, norah, he had to defend himself. people said storm sandy didn't car
than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: and that all three of his ohio stops mr. obama went after a romney ad that suggests jeep is moving jobs from buckeye state to china. >> folks that work at the jeep plant have been having to call-up their employers because they are worried. of course it turns out it's not true. the car companies themselves have told governor romney knock it off. knock it off. that's what they said. >> reporter: the obama campaign contends that ad is romney's undoing. it's gotten a lot of attention here most of it negative. both side are working overtime to project confidence in this race but david axelrod took it to another level yesterday contending that obama was so fired up that his speeches were coming directly from his loins. definitely a new one out here on the campaign trail. >> nancy cordes in mentor ohio with the final countdown. thanks nancy. >> from his loins. mitt romney is working equally hard on this last weekend of campaigning. he's dispatched a wave of high-profile surrogates to make his final sales pitch
against governor romney. focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio that claims mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an absolutely false assertion! >> reporter: now we will see the president today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign well it is still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there is going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election. and nobody really knows how that's going to work. >> one week from today we will know. >>> governor mitt romney shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan, hello. >> reporter: hello, gayle. governor romney canceled all of his campaign events today. he had several scheduled in ohio and iowa and instead he's going to be attending a disaster relief event. he's as
moines. >> governor romney like every challenger will suggest he has better ideas. the problem and you probably heard in the speech today there's no bear there. >> reporter: in a bid to turn out young voters mr. obama did a live interview with mtv on friday. >> the most vibrant musical art form right now over the last ten, 15 years has been hip-hop. >> reporter: he was asked about student loans, climate change and same sex marriage. >> i have a track record of not just talking the talk on this but also walking the walk ending don't-ask, don't-tell and i'm going to keep on pushing as hard as i can but, you know, what's really going to change this is the young people their attitudes, i think will reflect the future. >> reporter: "the washington post" is reporting this morning that the white house is considering proposing another tax cut for working americans next year would amount to a few hundred dollars or more. it would replace the payroll tax cut that americans have been enjoying the past few years and anthony i don't think anyone is surprised that a tax cut i
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